Dhiman Chakravarty

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Machete resistant (Mat r), basalin resistant (Bas r), 3(3,4 dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethyl urea resistant (DCMU r), atrazine resistant (Atr r) and propanil resistant (Prp r) phenotypes ofGloeocapsa sp. were cotransformed toNostoc muscorum at high frequency. Spontaneously occurring mutants of the multiple herbicide resistant transformant containing(More)
Catalases, enzymes that detoxify H2O2, are widely distributed in all phyla, including cyanobacteria. Unlike the heme-containing catalases, the physiological roles of Mn-catalases remain inadequately characterized. In the cyanobacterium Anabaena, pretreatment of cells with NaCl resulted in unusually enhanced tolerance to oxidative stress. On exposure to(More)
Catalases are ubiquitous enzymes that detoxify H2O2 in virtually all organisms exposed to oxygen. The filamentous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium, Anabaena PCC 7120, shows the presence of 2 genes (katA and katB) that encode Mn-catalases. We have recently shown that pre-treatment of Anabaena with NaCl causes substantial induction of the KatB protein, which(More)
Cyanobacteria, progenitors of plant chloroplasts, provide a suitable model system for plants to study adaptation towards different abiotic stresses. Genome of the filamentous, heterocystous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC7120 harbours a single gene (alr4641) encoding a typical 2-Cys-Peroxiredoxins (2-Cys-Prxs). 2-Cys-Prxs are thiol-based(More)
Cysteine desulfurases, which supply sulfur for iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis, are broadly distributed in all phyla including cyanobacteria, the progenitors of plant chloroplasts. The SUF (sulfur utilization factor) system is responsible for Fe-S cluster biosynthesis under stress. The suf operon from cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120 showed the presence of a(More)
Catalases are enzymes that play an important role in the detoxification of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in aerobic organisms. Among catalases, haem-containing catalases are ubiquitously distributed and their enzymatic mechanism is very well understood. On the other hand, manganese catalases that contain a bimanganese core in the active site have been less well(More)
Manganese catalases (Mn-catalases), a class of H2O2 detoxifying proteins, are structurally and mechanistically distinct from the commonly occurring catalases, which contain heme. Active site of Mn-catalases can serve as template for the synthesis of catalase mimetics for therapeutic intervention in oxidative stress related disorders. However, unlike the(More)
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